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Monday, February 11, 2019

DCS investigations
Caseworkers with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services(DCS) were called out on several occasions over the weekend by officers with the Newport Police Department and Cocke County Sheriffs Department. The workers have been asked to investigate the environment found in a Lamons Circle apartment on Saturday. Newport Captain Amy Gentry responded to the home in response to a complaint by officials of the Newport Housing Authority. Bobby Armachain, 33, Ball Way, Newport, found in the home, was arrested after methamphetamine was found under a bed mattress along with a needle and glass pipe. He was charged with those offenses and was taken into custody also on pending warrants for aggravated domestic assault, especially aggravated burglary, vandalism and violation of probation. Michelle Murphy, 26, Bobcat Ridge Way, Cosby, also found in the apartment, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The resident of the home, Georgia Green, lived in the apartment with her three small children and was questioned regarding the poor living conditions. Officer Gentry said she observed, "overflowing trash, dirty diapers laying everywhere that appeared to have been there for several weeks, bugs, drug paraphernalia and feces on the floor." Green was not charged. Two persons were jailed over the weekend by Deputy Lt. Michael Whitmer on DUI charges, and DCS caseworkers were called out following both arrests. Alana Nicole Raleigh, 33, North Highway 340, Parrottsville was found in the parking lot of the Dollar General store with girls aged three years-old and 15 months-old. The woman had allegedly shoplifted items from the store, possessed alprazolam and also admitted she had taken suboxone. A total of $417 in cash was seized from Raleigh. The father of the children took custody of them and Ms. Raleigh was jailed on charges of DUI, possession of alprazolam and two counts of child neglect. Jerry Leon Turner, 51, Neddy Mountain Road, Del Rio was stopped after he nearly hit a vehicle operated by Newport Sgt. Matthew Elliott while driving in Cocke Estates on Saturday. Turner had his four-year-old daughter in the vehicle with him. He now is charged with DUI, violation of the implied consent law, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and no insurance.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wilson charges are certified
  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
  • TVA moves away from coal
  • Alexander and Roe support budget legislation

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed on Friday
  • Students poorly prepared for college
  • TennCare expansion
  • STEM initiative
  • Cocke County Grand jury indicts several
  • Fine arrest

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Newport receives $950,0000 state grant
  • Cocke County education
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Skimming arrests
  • Wyse sentencing
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Jimtown fire

    Monday, February 11, 2019

  • DCS investigations
  • Efforts to restrict same sex marriage
  • UT Medical Center restricts visits
  • Gas prices move lower
  • Gas prices move lower

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